Joe Charleson: Elephant & Vehicle
Patrick J. Endres: Zebra
Roberto Marcon: Crater
Irena Kofman: Flamingo
Paul Joynson Hicks: Lion with Birds, Sunset over Namiri
Quinton Miller: Walking Safari Eric Rock: Morning tea
Doug Steakley: Lion cubs Suzanna Spencer: Soup on the Serengeti
See More of Wild Tanzania—Including the Great Migration—Away from Crowds!
On the plains of Tarangire, dotted with ancient baobab trees, elephants gather in herds hundreds strong, scratching dry riverbeds in search of underground springs. Rare black rhinos roam the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, which harbors Africa's densest concentration of wildlife. Beyond, on the sweeping savannas of the Serengeti, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra flow in endless columns during the Great Migration, trailed by stealthy feline predators in their pursuit of new grass nurtured by seasonal rains. When you join us in Secluded Tanzania, you'll witness some of the continent’s most extraordinary animal spectacles in iconic safari destinations...yet we take you far off the well-trodden track for a rare experience of the African wild.
Experience the Great Migration from Nat Hab's exclusive mobile Migration Base Camp, redolent with vintage safari atmosphere in a remote and secluded setting
Take advantage of three internal flights, allowing us to cover a vast territory without long, dusty overland drives—we maximize your time with wildlife instead!
In Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, encounter some of Africa’s densest and most diverse wildlife concentrations when animal numbers are at their peak
All Tanzania Safaris Are Not the Same!
While many Tanzania itineraries may appear similar, there are seemingly small features that actually make a BIG difference to your overall experience. With our years of expertise in honing top-quality adventures—rather than cutting features to save a buck here or there—we have created a Tanzania safari that is truly superior. Here’s how:
An Itinerary Focused on Peak-Season Wildlife Viewing
Unlike many companies that operate the same standard Tanzania itinerary year-round, we tailor ours around seasonal events that determine the best wildlife presence and numbers. This trip operates during the dry season, when Tarangire National Park is packed with thirsty elephants, some of the largest herds in Africa with up to 300 individuals! We also visit the Serengeti when the plains are filled with roaming wildebeest and zebra herds, some 2 million strong. We may even have a chance to see these ungulates negotiate river crossings as they move in search of greener grass. Birdlife is prolific in Lake Manyara, and the Ngorongoro Crater, always full of wildlife, becomes even more of a wild menagerie.
Private Camps for Proximity to Wildlife Private bush camps allow us to avoid crowds at large lodges while staying closer to wildlife. Particularly in the Serengeti, our own luxury mobile camp moves seasonally with the migration, allowing us to be in the right place at the right time for peak sightings. We are also able to locate our camp near either the Grumeti or Mara rivers, depending on the departure, enhancing our chance to see one of the famous river crossings that pits wildebeest against crocodile.
Stay Closest to the Crater Floor in Ngorongoro At the Ngorongoro Crater, we stay at Lemala Camp, inside both park gates and closer to the crater floor than any other accommodation. This proximity allows expedited access to wildlife viewing in the crater early in the morning, when many animals are most active. Lemala is also a very small and exclusive camp, in contrast to the larger and more crowded lodges around the crater rim.
Fly Between Key Locations, to Reduce Long Drives & Enhance Time on Safari
Rather than subject you to long, dusty drives between camps, we have included three separate flights—this is a tremendous advantage when it comes to adding more time on safari with wildlife, and less time bouncing around in a vehicle on rough roads. Compare itineraries carefully: we doubt you'll find such transportation advantages on most safaris!
Small Groups, with a Window Seat for All Though many companies travel with 20 or more passengers in crowded mini-buses, our maximum is typically 12 passengers—and we split that small group into separate vehicles, so each traveler can enjoy a window seat for uninterrupted wildlife viewing and photography.
4x4 Safari Vehicles Designed for Comfort and Reliability While many operators rely on vans or cramped mini-buses, we charter Toyota 4x4 Land Cruisers custom-designed for bush travel. From extra suspension to window seats with superior springs and lumbar support, to graduated rows with individual roof hatches (ensuring no one blocks your view), you won’t find a more comfortable or better-equipped vehicle for watching wildlife.
The World's Finest Safari Guides Natural Habitat Adventures is known worldwide for employing the finest naturalists on the planet! In Tanzania, rather than using less qualified local camp guides or an inexperienced guide as a trip escort, our NHA Safari Expedition Leaders are with you from beginning to end. Our Expedition Leaders are the most highly trained guides in Africa, renowned for providing exceptional service and with an average approximately 15 years' guiding experience. Their training is further enhanced by the resources of WWF’s premier scientists. See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Safari Experience Natural Habitat Adventures offers an exclusive guarantee, which states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
Feel Good About the Way You Travel We care deeply about our planet, just as you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100-percent offset— Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.
Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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